The first ever Hackney Mayor’s Question Time took place in the Town Hall Council Chamber on Monday, October 2. It was open to all borough residents and was an opportunity to discuss a wide range of subjects about life in Hackney and the work of the Council.
Mayor Philip Glanville was joined on stage by Dave Hill - Guardian columnist, blogger and long-time Hackney resident - who acted as chairman, taking questions from the audience and posing some himself.
Subjects discussed and times:
Start - The Mayor’s priorities
Issues discussed: trying to make growth and change in Hackney benefit all residents; increasing job opportunities and apprenticeships; building homes and affordable housing; major planning developments; income generation for the council; sprinklers in tower blocks; housing vulnerable people
28:55 - The Britannia Leisure Centre development and the principle of building homes for private sale to pay for other projects, such as shared ownership and social housing, schools and leisure facilities
51:30 - Crime and antisocial behaviour
1:17:10 - Housing repairs and estate management
1:26:15 - Mental health and how the council communicates to residents
1:37:10 - Environmental issues and community energy projects
1:39:36 - Car use and parking
1:49:45 - Private companies holding events in parks